I based my choice to book here simply on the other reviews on this site and I was not disappointed. Sven and his crew do a great job at making you feel at home and are happy to help with whatever you need.
Stayed in a Tongan Fale which whilst basic (typical beach hut type, with two single beds and a separate toilet/shower) was comfortable enough. It could sleep 3 as it has an overhead loft area for short people. Was glad I thought to bring some shampoo as only soap was provided.
The free breakfast is fresh, ample and served with a golden smile.
The only downside is the amount of local noise coming from the nearby backyards, dogs and cockerel's giving it everything late into the night and then early morning. The Tapa cloth banging can also be heard. Ear plugs recommended.
We took an island tour with Moses from Supatours. This is different to the one recommended by Heilala itself and it seems listening to feedback from others is much better as its a true tour by a local and included lunch with his family.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Malo e lelei from the Kingdom of Tonga! If you are looking for a relaxed, friendly, homestyle "beach garden getaway" in the Kingdom of Tonga, the Heilala Holiday Lodge on Ha'atafu Beach at Kanokupolu may just be the place you have been looking for. Over 1km of sandy beach, wave surfing, snorkeling, or simply relaxing in your hammock. All the best and we hope to welcome you in our little peace of paradise soon. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Heilala Holiday Hotel Tongatapu Island
- Heilala Holiday Lodge Tonga/Tongatapu Island